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My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven) [Kindle Edition]

Susan May Warren
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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Book Description

2012 Christy Award finalist, Contemporary romance category.
Unknown to her tiny town of Deep Haven, Isadora Presley spends her nights as Miss Foolish Heart, the star host of a syndicated talk radio show. Millions tune in to hear her advice on dating and falling in love, unaware that she’s never really done either. Issy’s ratings soar when it seems she’s falling in love on-air with a caller. A caller she doesn’t realize lives right next door.
Caleb Knight served a tour of duty in Iraq and paid a steep price. The last thing he wants is pity, so he hides his disability and moves to Deep Haven to land his dream job as the high school football coach. When his beautiful neighbor catches his eye, in a moment of desperation he seeks advice from My Foolish Heart, the show that airs before his favorite sports broadcast.
Before he knows it, Caleb finds himself drawn to the host—and more confused than ever. Is his perfect love the woman on the radio . . . Or the one next door?

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When it comes to love, sometimes you have to be a little foolish. Unknown to her quaint town of Deep Haven, Isadora Presley is the star host of My Foolish Heart, a popular syndicated talk radio show. From her home studio, she gives listeners advice on romance . . . even though she’s never had a date.

It’s not that she doesn’t want to, but since a tragic accident took her mother’s life, panic attacks have trapped her inside her small neighborhood. And though she always reminds listeners that their perfect love could be right next door, it can’t possibly be true for her. Especially when a new neighbor moves in. Sure, he’s handsome, but with his unruly dog and Neanderthal manners, Caleb Knight is the last man she’d ever fall for.

To Issy, love isn’t worth the risk. Until she starts to have feelings for a caller—a man she’s never even met but finds honest, charming, and sensitive. A man she doesn’t realize lives right next door.

Product Details

  • File Size: 585 KB
  • Print Length: 378 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414334826
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (April 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VG5EWI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Foolish Heart April 25, 2011
I have always been a fan of Susan May Warren's novels so I was happy for the opportunity to review My Foolish Heart. This one just may be my favorite one yet.

After a devastating accident that took her mother's life, Isadora Presley suffers such severe panic attacks that she rarely leaves her home due to her fear of a meltdown. She secretly hosts a radio show from her home giving romantic tips to her callers. For some reason a new caller, Boy Next Door, touches her heart and she finds herself fantasizing about him often. At the same time she is very attracted to her new next door neighbor Caleb Knight who apparently has a few problems of his own.

Caleb has moved to Deep Haven hoping to coach the high school football team and prove to himself that he can live a full life despite the severe injuries he suffered in Iraq. Hiding his greatest disability, Caleb bravely enters the competition for the coaching position. Accidentally overhearing one of Issy's broadcasts, he uncharacteristically calls for advice. From that point on he is hooked and can't resist the attraction of the sympathetic hostess to whom he pours out all his secrets, not knowing that she and Issy are the same person. Through his deep faith, Caleb is able to reach out to Issy and help her find her way back to a life of freedom. And in the process, he finds hope and healing for himself.

I thought the plot of My Foolish Heart was quite clever and enjoyed reading about both the on air and real life relationships between Issy and Caleb. The inclusion of the dog "Duncan/Roger" and his escapades added whimsical entertainment and the inclusion of Issy's best friend Lucy and returning football hero Seb is a special bonus. An inviting small town setting, down-to-earth characters, and a warm and witty narrative make My Foolish Heart a joy to read. I would recommend this book without any reservation.

This book was provided for review by Tyndale House.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Favorite June 1, 2011
So I have to admit that there's just something about Susan May Warren's novels that make me spend insane amounts of time reading. I swear, every single time that I pick up one of her books, I finish reading it within a span of 24 hours. And the only reason it takes me that long is because there's cumbersome things like sleep and work that prevent me from reading it all in one session. Sigh... life is so tough! ;)
But in all seriousness, she is SUCH an amazing author. There's just something about her characters that makes it impossible to resist them. I mean, how could you not fall in love with the Noble siblings, or PJ Sugar, or the residents of Deep Haven? Oh my goodness- especially the cast of characters in Warren's newest Deep Haven novel, My Foolish Heart.
I also have to confess that when I found out that there would be more Deep Haven novels (besides the three that she wrote a few years back), I kind of freaked. In fact- I might have screamed (it was a happy scream), I might have babbled on and on to my Mom about how happy I was, and I might have even done a happy dance. Yeah- THAT'S how good her books are!
My Foolish Heart centers on the lives of Isadora Presley and Caleb Knight. Issy is a young woman who is so crippled by panic attacks that she is trapped within her neighborhood. Unbeknownst to her small community, she hosts a radio talk show from her home, where she gives romance advice, even though she herself has never been on a single date. And while she's always reminding her listeners that their perfect love might just be next door, she knows that isn't possibly true for her, especially when the towns handsome new football coach moves in next door.
Caleb Knight has recently returned home to the states after a tour of duty in Iraq, in which he paid highly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Christian Romance June 15, 2011
This was a pretty good book. Issy is a 'radio therapist'. She has a show and as Miss Foolish Heart has helped a lot of people work through relationship issues. She hasn't told anyone in town, except her father and best friend, what she does...of course part of the reason is because she cannot leave her house. Her mother was killed in a horrible car accident and it left Issy scared for life. Caleb has come to New Haven to coach football. He is a man transformed and now just wants to help transform boys into young men. He doesn't want his injury to be a factor so he keeps it a secret. Issy and Caleb meet and now the relationship expert may have to change all her rules...
There were a lot of good characters in this book. Issy is a wonderful girl who has some major issues she is trying to overcome. She is making progress one day at a time. Caleb is dealing with his own issues. Losing a leg in Iraq has left him with something to prove. The two of them together are a great pair. I had issues with the extra story overshadowing this one. It is about Seb and Lucy and some major issues they have that goes back 10 years. Their story was interesting and both relationships were a bit twisted.
I rate this a 3/5. It was an ok read but was just missing something for me.

Thank you to Litfuse for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun & Charming Romance June 8, 2011
Is there anything more, heady, wonderful, joyous, and down-right terrifying than falling in love? That first exhilarating rush of emotion comes with more highs and lows than the most twisted roller-coaster ride ever devised by man. Susan May Warren has managed to capture that euphoria and angst and weave it throughout the pages of My Foolish Heart. If you're looking for a Summertime "feel good" novel, this is it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The characters are dealing with some of the same issues an everyday...
LOVING this series! The characters are dealing with some of the same issues an everyday reader like me can related to. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Linda J Bedevian
5.0 out of 5 stars Meaningful Characters, Realistic, Romance, Inspiring Message. My...
I had an evening free last week and I was looking for something with great characters, realistic romance, and an inspiring message to read. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Onto Her Bookshelf
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Isadora has been trapped in her home since the accident that killed her mother and paralyzed her father. But when she's hosting her radio show about love she is panic free. Read more
Published 2 months ago by T. Murrell
5.0 out of 5 stars My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)
I have loved all the books in this series, but I think this one has been my favorite! Hopefully there are more.
Published 3 months ago by sheila brooks
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good book from Susan May Warren
I have read several of Susan May Warren's books and have liked them all. This was another good one. It reminded me a little of the movie "You've Got Mail. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SwissMiss
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Four
I really enjoyed this book as I did the first three Deep Haven books. This books is different from the first three and I feel that this should have been a first book to a new Deep... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Turkey151
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
This was a fun book, had some funny moments as well as definitely some more serious moments. Each of the characters had their own "flaws" they were working through but they... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cafegirl30
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine
It was a tad formulaic, but well written. Nice to get to know the town. I especially liked seeing north Minnesota and it's environs.
Published 3 months ago by solomoncat
4.0 out of 5 stars Meeting
I like the relationship between Issy and Caleb. Both were wounded people that finally shared their fears. Their return to faith helped them get through their fears.
Published 4 months ago by Dot
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good installment
This book was a good and easy read in that the story flowed smoothly and the plot just flowed, however I don’t feel like I really got to ‘know’ the characters. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sarah J. Bailey
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Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!

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